"About Roman Emperors" open dataset updated

The latest version is now online at the base URI: http://www.paregorios.org/resources/roman-emperors/. Major updates:

  • URIs for emperor profile docs (with links to coinage) on the Portable Antiquities Scheme website (courtesy Dan Pett)
  • URIs for emperors as coined by the nomisma.org project (courtesy Dan Pett)
  • More viaf.org IDs for emperors (courtesy Dan Pett)
  • More alternate names (courtesy Roko Rumora)
  • More detail and description of third-party resources in both the HTML and RDF
  • Slightly more readable HTML pages
  • Complete dump files now available in CSV, RDF+XML, and Turtle

"About Roman Emperors" linked dataset published

A few days ago I blogged about an open linked dataset about Roman Emperors. I've now more formally published the dataset online at http://www.paregorios.org/resources/roman-emperors/.

I'll be adding more features and data, and improving the dataset description in coming weeks. More information on how to contribute is also forthcoming (and I have a couple of early contributions by others to incorporate as soon as possible!).

I'll blog more here with the label romemplod whenever there's a significant update.

Roman Emperors as Linked Data

You can jump right to the roman-emperors github repository here. I repeat the README file here for the benefit of those who'd rather look before they leap:

This dataset uses the published dbpedia resource URIs for Roman Emperors (the persons themselves) as a starting point for making useful assertions about these individuals in the linked data space. The main goal is to align these URIs with any other key URIs (now or in the future) for the same persons and then to attribute these "same as" relationships with links to descriptive documents or other data that have not so far made it into the linked data graph (especially legacy web resources). Multiple names for the emperors are only incidental to the dataset; no attempt is being made to produce (in this dataset) a comprehensive set of alternate names.
It's still a work in progress, but I've made it available under the Open Data Commons Public Domain Dedication and License so anyone who's interested can pitch in and help, or make use of it freely.

Both RDF (Turtle) and CSV versions are included.